I tried doing a portable install of MM on the M: drive so that the machines would all use the same database, but I found that there were serious problems if I inadvertently ran that portable MM from more than one computer at the same time. I also was not happy with the slowness of how it ran doing it that way.
So I did local installs on the three machines, and had them share the database via the following line in the MediaMonkey.ini file...
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That means that I've got to keep track of the work I'm doing and try to keep the three databases synchronized. I'm wondering if anyone has ironed out a "system" to keep the overhead to a minimum? My first inclination is to write a nice DOS Batch/CMD file that brings up a menu with some choices about backing up the database and then copying it to/from the network. I'm what most people would consider to be an expert with complex batch files with self contained menus and smart logic to compare file dates, etc. But before I reinvent the wheel, has anyone else come up with a nice method for keeping multiple installs synchronized?
The MM version I'm running is usually the latest 4.03 beta. The OS's are Windows 7 and Vista.